Iranians Continue To Protest Election, American Pols Continue To Bloviate

  • Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has told supposedly-defeated candidate Mir Hussein Moussavi to pursue his complaints about election irregularities "calmly," while Iranians continued to march in the streets, more leaders declared the elections invalid and forces continued arresting people. [NY Times]
  • Elsewhere in the world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has conditionally agreed to the establishment of a Palestinian state, though he has no plans to stop further settlements, which complicates matters. [Reuters]
  • Oh, hey, that bin Laden guy is still in Pakistan, says the CIA, not that it plans on doing much about that. [Breitbart]
  • CIA Chief Leon Panetta thinks Dick Cheney wants someone to attack the U.S. just so he can say, "I told you so." No shit, Sherlock. [Reuters]
  • Four of the Chinese Uighurs we imprisoned without cause in Guantanamo for years are now in Bermuda and loving it. [NY Times]
  • We're apparently letting neo-Nazis is the U.S. Army now? [Salon]
  • The Obama Administration has decided to mount a vociferous defense of the Defense of Marriage Act, and to fool people into thinking that it "has" to for anything other than craven pandering to conservatives. [AmericaBlog]
  • Obama might also impose taxes on health insurance to pay for his health care plans - just like John McCain planned to do - because conservatives hate budget deficits that aren't their own. [Washington Post]
  • But we're finally going to start regulating tobacco. [Washington Post]